Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum.
The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626.
2013 Events and Special Open Days
Sunday 26th May - Electric Transport Celebration
It's 50 years since the last trolleybus and 110 years since the first tram in Ipswich. Come and enjoy a celebration of electric vehicles including our electric tram, trolleybus no.2 and our latest restoration, trolleybus No.105. Bus rides along routes formerly served by trolleybuses - the timetable will be published nearer to the event. 11am -4pm.
Saturday 29th June - Ipswich Transport and Model Festival (all attraction entry ticket £9)
Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites using historic vehicles. A modellers dream! Accompanied children admitted free on this day*. Other attractions en route are planned-see website for details. 10am - 4.30pm (*joint event ticket holders only).
Sunday 14th July - Ipswich Engineering Day (standard museum admission charges today)
Celebrate the great engineering history of Ipswich. Special displays in the museum and free bus trips to sites of interest relating to Ipswich's engineering heritage. Expert guides accompany each trip. 11am - 4pm.
Sundays 4th, 11th and 18th August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back ) (standard museum admission charges today)
Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. The timetable will be on our website from early July. Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am - 4pm.
Bank Holiday Monday 26th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day
Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and see visiting machines. Bells and sirens ring! A very popular event! 11am - 4pm.
Sunday 6th October - Classic Vehicles Day
An event celebrating 100 years of Morris Motors. Visiting Morris vehicles welcome (subject to booking in advance). Free bus rides. 11am - 4pm.
Saturday 19th October - Wheels by Lamplight
An unusual and atmospheric event where the museum is illuminated by hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 7pm - 9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).
Sunday 10th November - The Winter Warmer
Our drivers and conductors don overcoats and gloves and dig out our buses and coaches so you can sample the cosy delights of bygone winter travel. Sample the glow of tungsten bulbs, the steam from the tea-urn and rumble of the engine as we venture out into the dusk in our second nocturnal event. See website for timetable and more details. We open at 11am. Rides 1.30 - 6pm.
Saturday 7th December - The Christmas Cracker
The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. The decorations and music in the museum help to get you into the Christmas mood and we give children a goody bag and 5d to spend on festive items and rides on a selection of museum vehicles. 11am - 4 pm.
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